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  • Blog Post: Announcing Hasher!

    Shameless plug: I iz a Windows store app developer :-) Hasher is up on the Windows store. It's a little app I wrote in my spare time, to learn more about writing Windows store apps (I build the plumbing behind them, so it's always useful to see the other side of the fence as it were :-) You can...
  • Blog Post: Announcing Hasher.WF

    Thought I'd drop a note about how I've spent some of my time since acquiring the new PC . Hasher.WF is a Windows application that hashes data from a variety of sources. Multiple algorithms and options, written in C# and .NET Framework 4.5 with Visual Studio 2012 . Full source code available for...
  • Blog Post: Fiddler and Windows 8 Metro-style applications

    Eric Law posted details on how to get Fiddler to work with new Windows 8 Metro style applications : Over on StackOverflow, a new Windows 8 user asked how to get Fiddler working with new Windows 8 Metro-style applications. These applications work somewhat differently than classic desktop applications...
  • Blog Post: TwitterKeys

    TwitterKeys is a nifty bookmarklet that let's you insert emoticons from a pick list, as long as the target supports UTF-8. Twitter does, though this tool has nothing to do with Twitter per-se. I ♥ TwitterKeys™ so ♛ and mate☺ For those who prefer the browser to Windows' Character Map (charmap.exe) tool...
  • Blog Post: WebKit2 = WebKit + ProcessIsolation It ain't just for Chrome anymore. Neat.
  • Blog Post: Windows Integrity Levels

    Explains the basis behind UAC (among other things). I've heard of 'integrity levels' but this is the first meat I've seen about them. Plus links to chml and regil, utilities to view and manage integrity levels. Handy.
  • Blog Post: LoadLibrary Explorer

    Handy little spelunker to itneractively exercise LoadLibrary/Ex in all their various permutations. [Update 2009-12-06] LoadLibraryExplorer is a C++ application in source-only form (no precompiled bits), with build bits for Visual Studio 2005. Loading into VS2K8 isn't enough; secure CRT needs to be turned...
  • Blog Post: Memory Usage via Task Manager

    Ever wondered which columns in Task Manager mean "memory in use"? I stumbled over a simple, clear definition (finally): "Memory usage" = working set "Virtual memory" = committed memory First time I ever found a simple definition, and I (like many) have used Task Manager for years. Understanding...
  • Blog Post: Cropper

    Screen capture utility . Disclaimer: I've only bfriefly pawed at it, but looks promising.
  • Blog Post: Disk2vhd by SysInternals

    Gotta luv those guys : Just released on TechNet is Disk2vhd , which is designed to create .vhd image files from physical hard drives. Like many other Sysinternals apps, Disk2vhd is tiny, free, and fully portable. It's also available on so you can run it right over the internet...
  • Blog Post: Scott Hanselman's 2009 Tool List

    Excellent round up of utilities, web sites and more for developers and power users. Only thing he missed is TSE :-)
  • Blog Post: ruby-prof

    Profiling Ruby code .
  • Blog Post: Priority vs. Severity

    Why FogBugz only has priority (and why that's a good thing). Joel gets it right. But no surprise, he usually does.
  • Blog Post: TFS Compare/Merge Tools

    TFS for Visual Studio 2008 includes Compare and Merge tools, but I find them terribly poor compared to commonly available offerings. [Personally I'm a fan of WinMerge , but there's plenty more good tools out there.] Enter Rory Primrose to the rescue - how to configure TFS to use WinMerge for compare...
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